JSE post-election slip – Friday

The JSE retreated on Friday after the general election.

The JSE retreated on Friday after the general election.

With the Jamaica Labour Party winning Thursday’s general election, the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued to reflect uncertainty on Friday as 14 securities declined, 15 gained as 33 changed hands in all market segments in a shortened session. Trading resulted in 1 stock trading at 52 weeks’ intraday high.
A total of 9,546,869 units valued at $79,702,541 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 2,076,968 units changing hands, valued at $12,049,340.
The JSE Market Index suffered a fall of 303.49 points to 157,369.84 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 339.16 points to end at 174,825.97 and the JSE combined index dumped 488.18 points to close at 166,056.22.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 17 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 26-02-16At the end of the market activities, Cable and Wireless lost 5 cents as 4,538,475 units changed hands to close at $1.45, Caribbean Cement fell $3 to close at $30 with 22,375 shares changing hands, Carreras closed with a loss of $1.90 at $64.10, while trading 15,400 units. Ciboney rose by 5 cents to end at 19 cents, with 50,000 shares trading, Gleaner Company traded with a gain of 2 cents to close at $2.45 as 200,978 shares changed hands, Grace Kennedy ended with 25,417 shares trading to close at $82 after falling 50 cents, Jamaica Broilers traded 154,686 units to close at $14.50. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 5,000 shares with a gain of 50 cents to end at $23.50, JMMB Group had 2,655 units changing hands with a rise of $1.39 to close at $11.80.JSE fn qts 26-02-16 Kingston Wharves had 14,225 shares trading with a gain of 5 cents at $11.45, National Commercial Bank had 254,071 shares changing hands with a gain of 60 cents to close at $41. Pulse Investments traded 20,000 shares with a rise of 48 cents to end at $3.70, Sagicor Group fell 50 cents with 515,847 shares changing hands at $23, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 45 cents with 49,758 shares changing hands at $11.50, Salada Foods traded 25,826 units at $8.50 after falling 75 cents. Scotia Group had 305,159 shares changing hands, to close with a loss of $1.19 to end at $30.81, Supreme Ventures closed at $6 with 17,200 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 804,200 units at 22 US cents after rising 1 US cent.

Moderate gains for JSE majors – Thursday

JSE build1 With polls suggesting a tight race in the general election on Thursday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued to reflect uncertainty on Thursday as 15 securities declined, 13 gained as 33 changed hands in all market segments in a shortened session. Trading resulted in 1 stock closing at 52 weeks’ highs.
A total of 6,057,172 units valued at $98,493,384 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 2,076,968 units changing hands, valued at $12,398,257.
The JSE Market Index added 31.86 points to end at 157,673.33 the all Jamaica Composite Index squeezed out 35.60 points to end at 175,165.13 and the JSE combined index dropped 841.58 points to close at 166,544.40.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 25-02-16At the end of the market activities, Cable and Wireless closed with a loss of 6 cents as 145,106 units changed hands at $1.50. Caribbean Cement continues with wild price swings, rising $3 to close at $33 with 36,000 shares changing hands, Carreras closed at $66 after gaining $1, while trading 31,891 units, Gleaner ended with a gain of 1 cent to close at $2.43 with 69,622 shares trading, Grace Kennedy ended with 25,660 shares trading to close at $82.50 after losing 50 cents. Jamaica Broilers fell 26 cents with 583,521 units to close at $14.50, JMMB Group had 280,100 units changing hands to close at $10.41. Kingston Wharves had 68,371 shares trading with a loss of 1 cent at $11.44, National Commercial Bank had 1,182,454 shares changing hands with a fall of 60 cent to close at $40.40. Palace Amusement dropped by $13 to close at $74 with 100 shares trading, JSE fn qts 25-02-16Pan Jamaican traded 4,231 shares but fell $1 to $94.50, Pulse Investments traded 206,000 shares with a fall of 48 cents to end at $3.22. Sagicor Group gained 45 cents with 4,270 shares changing hands at $23.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 25 cents with 1,000 shares changing hands at $11.95, Scotia Group had 136,020 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of 50 cents to end at $32. Scotia Investments had 7,550 units changing hands at $30, Supreme Ventures rose 49 cents to close at $6 with 114,353 units changing hands. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share traded 380,000 units at $1.06, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 200,000 units and rose 5 cents to end at $2.15 and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 500,000 units at 21 US cents after rising by 1 US cent.

JSE main market sharp turn – Wednesday

Carib Cement dropped $4 to $30 on Wednesday.

Carib Cement dropped $4 to $30 on Wednesday.

With polls suggesting a tight race in the general election on Thursday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued to reflect uncertainty on Wednesday as 16 securities declined, 9 gained as 35 changed hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in 2 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ highs.
A total of 9,862,201 units valued at $166,875,309 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 2,918,009 units changing hands, valued at $20,407,860.
The JSE Market Index suffered a big fall of 1,632.23 points to 157,641.47 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 1,824.11 points to end at 175,129.53 and the JSE combined index dumped by 1,936.89 points to close at 167,385.98.
JSE Sum 24-02-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 16 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 9 with lower offers.
At the end of the market activities, Cable and Wireless closed with a gain of 10 cents as 103,800 units changed hands at $1.56. Caribbean Cement fell $4 to close at $30 with 1,133,522 shares changing hands, Carreras closed at $65, while trading 205,078 units, Ciboney ended at 14 cents with 210,000 shares trading, Grace Kennedy ended with 7,150 shares trading to close at $83. Jamaica Broilers climbed 45 cents with 426,559 units to close at $14.76, JMMB Group had 637,636 units changing hands with a loss of 59 cents to close at $10.41. Kingston Wharves had 14,225 shares trading with a gain of 5 cents at $11.45, Margaritaville Turks traded 506,000 shares at 15 US cents, JSE fn qts 24-02-16Mayberry Investments traded 76,234 units to close at $4.80 for a rise of 10 cents, National Commercial Bank had 514,148 shares changing hands with a gain of 1 cent to close at $41. Pulse Investments traded 5,900 shares with a fall of 70 cents to end at $3.70, Sagicor Group fell 1 cent with 784,897 shares changing hands at $22.10, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 30 cents with 8,888 shares changing hands at $11.70, Salada Foods traded 19,327 units at $9.25. Scotia Group had 328,060 shares changing hands, to close with a loss of $1.50 to end at $31.50, Scotia Investments had 297,000 units changing hands at $30, after rising 75 cents, Supreme Ventures fell 1 cent to close at $5.51 with 1,230,000 units changing hands. JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 167,678 units at $2.10 and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 262,083 units at 20 US cents.

More retreating for JSE on Friday

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Seprod traded at 52 weeks' intraday high on Friday at $22.10.

Seprod traded at 52 weeks’ intraday high on Friday at $22.10.

Pressure on the Jamaica main market stocks eased slightly on Friday with the indices gaining moderately but declining stocks still beat out advancing ones by a good margin with 19 securities declining and the prices of 10 securities gaining as 45 changed hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in 3 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ highs and one at intraday high.
A total of 7,670,934 units valued at $79,145,756 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 1,035,881 units changing hands, valued at $5,711,682.98.
The JSE Market Index rose 64.41 points to 157,387.02 the all Jamaica Composite Index gained 71.98 points to end at 174,845.16 and the JSE combined index dumped by 463.27 points to close at 168,117.47.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 19-02-16At the end of the market activities, Barita Investments retreated after the company posted lower earnings in the December quarter of $27.7 million versus $45.6 million as 10,000 units traded to close with a loss of 40 cents at $4.20. Berger Paints lost 49 cents to end at $4.21, with 5,070 units traded, Cable and Wireless closed with a loss of 1 cent as 619,883 units changed hands at $1.58. Caribbean Cement fell 50 cents to close at $30 with 31,123 shares changing hands, Carreras dropped $1 to close at $66, while trading 6,072 units, Ciboney declined by 6 cents to 15 cents with 2,955,517 shares trading, Gleaner traded 113,790 shares but fell 4 cents to $2.46. Grace Kennedy ended with 8,369 shares trading to close at $82.25 after gaining 70 cents. Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.15 with 647,438 units to close at $14.90, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 46,000 shares trading but rose 40 cents to close at $22.35, JMMB Group had 22,851 units changing hands at $11. JSE fn qts 19-02-16Kingston Wharves had 7,260 shares trading with a gain of 5 cents at $11.40, Mayberry Investments traded 35,970 units to close at $4.5 for a decline of 5 cents, National Commercial Bank traded 109,827 shares to close at $41 after gaining 70 cents, while Pan Jamaican traded 14,727 shares with a fall of $1.30 to end at $94.70. Radio Jamaica traded 1,414 units but fell 30 cents to $4.30, Sagicor Group fell 1 cent with 469,568 shares changing hands at $22.10, Scotia Group had 1,242,641 shares changing hands to close with a gain of 50 cents to end at $33.50. Scotia Investments had 5,174 units changing hands at $28 after rising $1. Seprod closed at $22, with 26,364 shares trading, Supreme Ventures fell 5 cents to close at $5.85 with 170,772 units changing hands, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share traded 35,000 at $1.06 and Proven Investments preference share traded 40,000 units at $5.

More retreat for JSE on Thursday

Carib Cement closed at a new 52 weeks' high on Thursday of $30.50.

Carib Cement closed at a new 52 weeks’ high on Thursday of $30.50.

Investors pushed the Jamaica stock market down sharply again on Thursday as a wide cross section of the market showed weakness with declining stocks beating advancing ones by a good margin. Stock prices were widely down with 19 securities declining and the prices of 10 securities gaining as 45 changed hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in the while 3 stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and two at intraday highs.
A total of 2,801,152 units valued at $40,035,868 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 876,572 units changing hands, valued at $3,718,863.
The JSE Market Index dived 913.83 points to 157,322.61 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 1,021.27 points to end at 174,773.18 and the JSE combined index dumped by 972.44 points to close at 168,580.74.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 18-02-16rAt the end of the market activities, Barita Investments ended with 119,000 units traded to close at $4.60, Berger Paints rose 20 cents to end at $4.70, with 13,950 units traded, Cable and Wireless closed with 58,929 units changing hands, with a loss of 1 cent at $1.59. Caribbean Cement jumped 50 cents to close at $30.50 with 11,868 shares changing hands, Carreras jumped $1.30 to close at $67, to end at a 52 weeks’ high while trading 150,641 units, Gleaner traded 57,510 shares but rose 5 cents to $2.50, Grace Kennedy ended with 2,449 shares trading to close at $82.25 after dropping 75 cents. Jamaica Broilers fell 75 cents with 244,239 units to close at $13.75, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 210,710 shares trading but lost 5 cents to close at $21.95, JMMB Group dropped 25 cents in trading 38,315 units at $11. Kingston Wharves had 5,900 shares trading at $11.40, Mayberry Investments traded 16,800 units to close at $4.80 for a rise of 30 cents, JSE fn qts 18-02-16National Commercial Bank traded 45,262 shares to close at $40.30 after declining by $1.20, while 138 Students Living traded 146,285 shares with a fall of 10 cents to end at $5.60. Proven Investments traded 32,164 shares at 20 US cents, Radio Jamaica traded 17,651 units but fell 5 cents to $4.60, Sagicor Group fell 82 cents with 15,459 shares changing hands at $22.11, Scotia Group had 177,068 shares changing hands to close with a gain of 99 cents to end at $33. Scotia Investments had 1,200 units changing hands at $27 after dropping $3. Seprod closed at $22, with 104,200 shares trading, Supreme Ventures fell 10 cents to close at $5.90 with 48,200 units changing hands, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 66,900 at $2.15 and Proven Investments preference share traded 502,476 units at $5.

JSE market dived sharply – Tuesday

 Jamaican Stock Exchange closed at a new all-time high of $22.50.

Jamaican Stock Exchange closed at a new all-time high of $22.50.

Investors pushed the Jamaica stock market down sharply on Tuesday as stock prices were widely down on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with 22 securities declined as 43 changed hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in the prices of 9 securities gaining while four stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and 3 at an intraday high.
A total of 4,504,769 units valued at $138,949,178 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 1,008,928 units, valued at $4,603,766.
The JSE Market Index dived 3,286.73 points to 159,171.06 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 3,673.11 points to end at 176,838.93 and the JSE combined index dipped by 3,413.10 points to close at 170,670.43.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 16-02-16At the end of the market activities, Berger Paints fell 18 cents to end at $4.80, with 50,576 units traded, Cable and Wireless lost 9 cents with 268,452 units changing hands at $1.60, Caribbean Cement fell 90 cents to close at $26.60 with 18,305 shares changing hands. Carreras traded as high as $65.70, but closed with a gain of 90 cents, to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $65 while trading 625,721 units, Grace Kennedy ended with 562,543 share trading with a loss of $1 to close at $83, Jamaica Broilers had 17,581 shares trading with a loss of 95 cents at $14. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 3,403 shares with a rise of $2.50 to close at a 52 weeks’ high $22.50, JMMB Group dropped $1 in trading 76,393 units at $12, Kingston Wharves had 21,850 shares trading at $11.40, Mayberry Investments fell 40 cents to close at $4.50 with 41,436 units traded, JSE fn qts 16-02-16rafter trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $5.08 National Commercial Bank traded 396,112 shares to close at $40 after falling by $2, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 49,943 units with a loss of $1.45 to end at $94.55, Scotia Group had 326,093 shares changing hands to close at $34, Scotia Investments had 261,404 units changing hands at $26.55 after dropping $3.25. Seprod rose $2 to close at $22, with 69,528 shares trading, Supreme Ventures declined by 55 cents to close at $5.90 with 240,000 units changing hands. Proven Investments ordinary share traded at 22 US cents with 41,720 units, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 296,000 at $2.15 and Proven Investments preference share traded 97,524 units to close at $5.

JSE jumped sharply on Monday

Carreras traded at a new 52 weeks' high of $65 on Monday

Carreras traded at a new 52 weeks’ high of $65 on Monday

Investors pushed stock prices sharply higher on the opening day of the week on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with 48 securities changing hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in the prices of 26 securities gaining while 10 declined. Nine stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and 1 at an intraday high, as 23,823,419 units valued at $153,664,407 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 19,268,579 units, valued at $109,445,668.
The JSE Market Index jumped 3,162.74 points to 162,457.79 the all Jamaica Composite Index climbed 3,397.05 points to end at 180,512.04 and the JSE combined index shot up by 3,534.54 points to close at 174,083.53.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 15-02-16At the end of the market activities, Berger Paints fell 2 cents to end at $4.98, with 38,961 units traded, Cable and Wireless ended with 1,050,566 units changing hands at $1.69, Caribbean Cement fell 50 cents to close at $27.50 with 23,415 shares changing hands. Carreras traded as high as $65 in the morning session, following very good December quarter results but closed with a gain of 60 cents, to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $64.10 while trading 84,243 units, Ciboney ended with 593,564 share trading at 21 cents, Jamaica Producers had 30,970 shares trading at $30. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 55,290 shares trading to end at $20 but traded at an intraday high of $23, JMMB Group slipped by 70 cents in trading 1,136,590 units to end at $13, JMMB reported lower profit in the December Quarter of 32 cents per share versus 46 cents in 2014 and $1.04 for the nine months compared to $1.08.  Margaritaville Turks had 120,900 shares trading at 15 US cents, Mayberry Investments fell 10 cents to close at $4.90 with 464,350 units traded. National Commercial Bank traded 95,580 shares to close at $42 after rising by 50 cents, JSE fn qts 15-02-16 138 Student Living traded 299,100 units with a gain of 20 cents to end at a 52 week’s high of $5.50, after trading as high as $5.90. Sagicor Group fell 5 cents and closed at $23 with 38,760 units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $12 while trading 13,100 shares, Scotia Group had 73,100 shares changing hands with a rise of $2.50 to close at $34, Scotia Investments had 1,500 units changing hands at $29.80 after gaining 80 cents. Seprod dropped $2 to close at $20 with 20,137 shares trading, Supreme Ventures climbed 70 cents to close at $6.45, with 211,534 units changing hands, Proven Investments ordinary share traded at 22 US cents with 119,531 units and Proven Investments preference share traded 72,476 units to close at $5.

C&W, Pan Jam dominant plays – Friday

C&W gained 21% in trading on Friday following release of Q3 results

C&W gained 21% in trading on Friday following release of Q3 results

Investors pushed Cable and Wireless by 29 cents to rise by 20.7 percent to close at $1.69 with 4,351,809 units trading in response to the profit of $144 million reported in the December quarter after accounting for an exceptional charge of $334 million. Pan Jamaican Investments was another big trade with the price gaining $1.50 to end at $96 after trading 2,045,279 shares valued at $196,346,784. The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market nevertheless lost ground with 38 securities changing hands in all market segments.
Trading resulted 38 securities trading, 16 of which gained and 14 declined. Six stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs and 3 at intraday highs as 11,326,742 units valued at $259,795,288 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 2,619,072 units changed hands, valued at $10,651,233.
The JSE Market Index fell 412.90 points to 159,295.05 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 461.44 points to end at 176,977.50 and the JSE combined index declined 553.68 points to close at 170,686.48.
JSE Sum 12-02-16rv IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 17 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the end of the market activities, Barita Investments ended with 12,000 units traded, to close at $4.75, Berger Paints fell 8 cents to end at $5, with 14,021 units traded, Caribbean Cement rose 1 cent to close at $28 with 48,626 shares changing hands. Carreras gained 75 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $63.50 with 15,180 units trading, Grace Kennedy closed at $84 with 10,283 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers traded 406,083 units and gained $1.45 to $14.95, JMMB Group jumped $1.95 in trading 8,350 units to end at 52 weeks’ high of $13.70. Kingston Wharves rose 26 cents with 10,545 units changing hands at $11.45, Margaritaville Turks had 30,900 shares trading at a 52 weeks’ high of 15 US cents,JSE fn qts 12-02-16 Mayberry Investments gained 30 cents to close at $5 with 130,126 units traded, National Commercial Bank traded 347,478 shares to close at $41.50. Pulse Investments traded 5,000 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.65 after rising by 45 cents, Sagicor Group rose 5 cents and closed at $23.05 with 370,399 units changing hands. Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 20 cents to close at $12 while trading 10,023 shares, Scotia Group had 231,306 shares changing hands with a loss of $2.50 to close at $31.50. Scotia Investments had 14,374 units changing hands at $29, Supreme Ventures lost 45 cents to close at $5.75, with 511,615 units changing hands, Proven Investments ordinary share traded at 22 US cents with 34,100 units and JMMB 7.50% preference share traded 89,573 units to close at $2.15.

Market fell on Thursday

Berger closed at a new high on Thursday

Berger closed at a new high on Thursday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market lost ground on Thursday with 41 securities changing hands in all market segments, 16 of which gained and 14 declined. Six stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs and 3 at intraday highs as 12,998,406 units valued at $117,830,036 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 1,462,823 units changed hands, valued at $6,676,310.
The JSE Market Index fell 608.92 points to 159,707.95 the all Jamaica Composite Index lost 680.50 points to end at 177,438.94 and the JSE combined index declined 667.38 points to close at 171,240.16.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 16 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with a lower offer.
JSE Sum 11-02-16At the end of the market activities, Barita Investments ended with 5,478 units traded for 3 cents lower to close at $4.75, Berger Paints rose 58 cents to end at $5.08 at 52 weeks’ high, with 100,764 units traded. Cable and Wireless dropped 14 cents to close at $1.40 with 803,782 units trading. The company reported a profit of $144 million in the December quarter after accounting for an exceptional charge of $334 million and for the nine months losses were down sharply from $1.8 billion to $644 million after an exceptional charge of $504 million. Caribbean Cement fell 1 cent to close at $27.99 with 35,992 shares changing hands. Gleaner Company traded 1,998,200 shares to close at $2.40, Grace Kennedy closed at $84 with 1,500 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers Group traded 45,584 units but dropped $1 to $13.50, JMMB Group traded 6,875,563 units but fell 15 cents to end at $11.75. Kingston Wharves rose 19 cents with 13,848 units changing hands at $11.19,JSE fn qts 11-02-16 Margaritaville Turks had 180,290 shares trading at 14 US cents, National Commercial Bank traded 114,437 shares and fell 50 cents to close at $41.50. Pulse Investments traded 230,500 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.20 after rising by 10 cents after it traded earlier in the day at $4.80, Sagicor Group closed at $23 with 164,051 units changing hands. Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 20 cents to close at $11.80 while trading 65,892 shares, after it traded at an intraday high of $12.05. Scotia Group had 157,488 shares changing hands to close at $34, Scotia Investments had 36,067 units changing hands at $29, Seprod added 100 units and jumped $1 in ending at $22. Supreme Ventures lost 10 cents to close at $6.20, with 85,982 units changing hands, but traded earlier, at an intraday high of $7 and JMMB 7.50% preference share traded 603,733 units with a gain of 3 cents to close at $2.15.

Spirited recovery for JSE on Tuesday

Margaritaville Turks traded at a new 52 weeks' high on Tuesday.

Margaritaville Turks traded at a new 52 weeks’ high on Tuesday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange recovered from two days of major losses in the main market indices on Tuesday with 47 securities changing hands in all market segments, 17 of which gained and 16 declined. Seven stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs and 4 at intraday highs as 7,135,151 units valued at $62,892,474 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 1,181,038 units changed hands, valued at $6,522,458.
The JSE Market Index climbed 1,442.14 points to 160,316.87 the all Jamaica Composite Index recovered 1,611.67 points to end at 178,119.44 and the JSE combined index rose 1,323.61 points to close at 171,905.15.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 18 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with a lower offer.
At the end of the market activities, Barita Investments ended with 35,224 units traded to close at $4.78, Berger Paints fell 30 cents to end at $4.50 after trading at 52 weeks’ intraday high of $5.05, with 191,462 units traded. Cable and Wireless gained 4 cents to close at $1.54 with 149,329 units trading, Caribbean Cement rose 90 cents to close at $28 with 22,982 shares changing hands. Carreras traded 18,990 shares at $62.75 with a gain of 24 cents, JSE Sum 09-02-16Ciboney traded 72,660 shares at 21 cents, Desnoes and Geddes had 14,567 changing hands at $22.88, Gleaner Company fell 2 cents in trading 47,576 shares to close at $2.40, Grace Kennedy gained $1 to close at $84 with 4,452 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers Group traded 178,900 units but gained 50 cents to $14.50, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents to end at $29.50 with 30,882 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 12,480 shares at $20, JMMB Group traded 12,133 units and gained 90 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $11.90. Kingston Wharves rose 53 cents with 16,827 units changing hands at $11, Margaritaville Turks had 500 shares trading at a new high of 14 US cents up from 13.7 cents on Monday, National Commercial Bank traded 271,792 shares and rose $1 to close at $42. Pan Jamaican Investments closed at $94.50 after trading 192,708 shares with a loss of $1.50. Pulse Investments traded 263,268 shares at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.10 after rising by 9 cents after it traded earlier in the day at $4.50, Sagicor Group closed at $23 with 131,685 units changing hands.JSE fn qts 09-02-16 Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 50 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $12 while trading 43,900 shares, Scotia Group had 91,317 shares changing hands to close with a loss of $3 at $34, Seprod added 38,921 units and dropped 99 cents in ending at $21. Supreme Ventures rose 5 cents to close at $6.30, with 900,005 units changing hands, but traded earlier, at an intraday high of $7. Proven Investments ordinary share traded 79,600 units to close at 22 US cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 836,600 units with a gain of 3 cents to close at $2.15 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 19,100 units at $5.